I'm in the parking lot. There is this family of five, with one of those fold up red wagons, trying to rearrange there stuff on the wagon so it can make it up the hill. I suggest they might want to bring some bungee cords with them next time. As they begin their journey, two of the chairs fall off the top. These are bag chairs. The youngest, a boy around 12, says "Dad, why don't we just carry the chairs"? Out of the mouths of babes!
People getting busted for "exposed beer containers" is always fun to watch. A young feller was walking pround with his 12 pack of bottle Coronas. The Popo stops him, gives him the riot act, and instructs him to start pouring them out. The Dude was having trouble getting the tops off. More words with the Popo. During this distraction, the guys mom, or much older girly friend, proceeds to pick up the remaining bottles, put them in her bag, and take off before the Popo dude could figure out what happened.
Rain was in the forecast, it was a certainty. Thankfully it held off making for a great day of football. However, during one of the brief moments of rain, we look up, here comes this white convertible with the top down. The high priestess was in the passenger seat, with her umbrella up, protecting that head full of hairspray. I'm betting that when they eventual parked, they probably locked that sucker with the top down.
One of our UPD friends goes by the name "Possum". He has been working game day Saturdays for over 20 years. These days he mostly directs traffic then provides security in the stands. Our tent is next to the one for University PD. Ole Possum came over to visit and get a bite to eat. The. He picked up this hat and put it on:
The Grove Has Its many traditions. One is that one must dress up in one's Sunday's best. Some of these gals have "Sunday's best" confused with "a hot time on Saturday Night". Others have figured out that hey, with color of the day, we can just wear a team jersey and not go for broke buying the latest fashions!
My buddy Kyle lives and breathes TSUN. If a store has an item with "Ole Miss" on it, he has to have it. This weekend was powder blue weekend. Ole Kyle ended up at the Rebel store with money to burn. Rebel Rags had these new tailgate chairs in powder blue with "Ole Miss" painted on them, and for Kyle they were a must have item. On the way to the cash register he spotted the powder blue Ole Miss visor so he grabbed two of them. To Kyle's surprise, the chairs were $34.99 and the visors were $35, EACH! Chachang!!!
Our buddy Mike and his son made the trip from Wisconsin. Mike is a die hard Rebel fan that buys season tickets, but can only make it to one or two games a year. His son got a little too comfy in his chair. The spousal unit started calling his name, "Brad, oh Brad....!" He finally opened his eyes. The spousal unit gave him the finger motion to come here. His brain finally kicked in and up and over he went. He was presented a field pass to enjoy the team sidelines during team warmups. Brad's eyes nearing popped out of his head! Thanks to nephew Justin (M Club member) for the passes!
There will always be a commotion in the stands. In the middle of the Ole Miss Student section, there is the guy wearing an Alabama jersey, alongside his Ole Miss girly friend. The students are giving him hell, and he is giving it right back. He has both hands in the air with the middle finger fully extended. By now he is being bombarded with empty cups and water bottles! Security shows up to monitor the situation. UPD is called in, and after a lengthy discussion, an Ole Miss student is escorted out! It was not a good day to be a smart ass!
As the pregame was coming to an end, the student section was fired up and ready to go. The band fired up for one more song, and in the middle of the students, out came the biggest State of Mississippi flag I had ever seen. What a nice sight to see. Way to go students!
On our way to the parking lot, we were stopped by an Alabama couple. "Sir, can you help us find our car? We don't know where we are, but the car is at the corner of Washington and 5th streets. I was not familiar with that location. I pulled out my smartass phone, pulled up Google maps, typed in that intersection and bam! Up popped the location on the map. I pulled back on the map and found University Avenue and and Jackson Ave for reference. The lady did the same, and off they went. All that Boy Scout training in my youth sure comes in handy!
We finally made it back to the car with all the gear. Headed back to the Condo we go. As we pull into the complex the phone rings. It's our weekend guests, the inlaws. Seems they are lost in the complex, they have been looking for building 34. The spousal unit should have been an air traffic controller, as she guided them in, all the way to a parking spot at the front door!
Next weekend is another home game for the spousal unit and her Rebels. I'm sure even more funnies await!